India-born professor Gita Gopinath named IMF Chief Economist

India-born Harvard University professor Gita Gopinath has been appointed as the Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She received her PhD in Economics from Princeton University in 2001 after earning a BA from Lady Shri Ram College, and MA degrees from Delhi School of Economics and University of Washington. The 46-year-old is also Economic Adviser to Kerala CM.